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Fake bomb closes Westfield Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — On Sept. 12, part of the Westfield Carlsbad mall was evacuated because of a bomb threat for three hours.

At about 4 p.m., the mall security called Carlsbad Police Department because of a suspicious package that was four inches long with wires hanging out of it.

The package was in between a sink and a mirror in a men’s restroom inside the mall.

Carlsbad Police called in San Diego’s Sherriff’s Bomb personnel who arrived at 5 p.m.

After evaluating the device with an X-ray machine, the team decided to destroy the package with a water cannon.

According to authorities, the police department is still investigating the incident to find out who was responsible for planting the fake bomb.
The scene was cleared by 6 p.m. and business continued as usual.